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Tokyo: Stocks open lower, Nissan under pressure

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday on profit-taking after the benchmark index posted its longest string of gains in nearly 30 years, while Nissan dropped as it unveiled plans to suspend production amid an inspection scandal.

The Nikkei 225 fell 0.32 per cent, or 67.72 points, to 21,380.80 in early trade, while the broader Topix index lost 0.36 per cent, or 6.19 points, to 1,723.85.


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